Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Brave Green Soup

In a blender combine three big handfuls of spinach, a handful of kale, a handful of cauliflower florets, 1 stick of celery, 1/2 small zucchini, 1/8 cup raw onion,1 medium tomato (reserve 1/4 for garnish), 1/2 tablespoon of spirulina, little bunch of wheatgrass, 1/2 tablespoon of chlorella or chlorophyll, and as much fresh parsley and cilantro as you like. Puree until super smooth. Add in 1/2 avocado and blend another 20 seconds. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a soup bowl and top with finely chopped cauliflower, leftover tomato, nutritional yeast, and a big slice of avocado. Like the title suggests, this soup is pretty far up the scale of 1--herbivore. If you want to tone down the grass factor, omit the chlorophyll and wheatgrass. If you want to up the hear factor, blnd in a little fresh chili. The nutritional yeast is the perfect balancing flavour for this soup. I find its distinct iron-y taste works well with some dishes (mainly soups and salads), and not at all with others. It's a good counter-balance to fresh, snappy food. If you're not into raw/cold soups (it's kind of like gazpacho, right?), I have plenty of other veggie-based soups on my site. Use the "Search" bar on the top right corner of the blog, or the "Labels" on the right.

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